Most people would be uneducated and there would be so few people who actually did important jobs we take for granted that the world would not have as good of an economy as it does. Without his plays and sonnets, there would be no analogs and lots of less works of literature in general. Shakespeare inspired so much works of literature that wouldn’t exist without him. Shakespeare is very important to the world of literature. He came from a family where his father served as bailiff, the highest elected official, equivalent to a modern day mayor.
William Shakespeare changed modern English, writing, and theatre by writing plays during the Renaissance. He had many accomplishments, such as write and act in more than thirty plays, create more than 2,000 words and phrases, changed thinking at the times then and times now, left a lasting impression on the English language, challenged popular beliefs, and changed thinking about the mind and humans. Trying to speak without using any of Shakespeare’s words doesn’t seem like much of a challenge. Although, he created more than 2,000 words and even more phrases. Does it seem so easy
The Impact of William Shakespeare on American Society “To be, or not to be, that is the question.” These famous lines from William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet” represents how Shakespeare is one of the most dramatic writers from his time. Shakespeare began his career during the reign of Elizabeth, which is often referred to as the Elizabethan Era or The Golden Age of Elizabeth because England was flourishing. Shakespeare was a poet, writer, and an actor, often regarded as the greatest writer in English language. There is no doubt that Shakespeare’s fascinating life has an impact on his writing. He acted in many plays and became very popular in Elizabethan theater.
The Impact of William Shakespeare on American Culture “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” (Shakespeare). William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright who is considered one of the greatest writers to ever use the English language (“William Shakespeare his life...” 2015). Known for many of his great works containing poems, plays, and sonnets dating back to 1592. “He was a man of his times, writing for his contemporaries on topics that were the hot-button issues of his day” (Tumiel, 2017). In the times during Shakespeare’s birth there were events taking place such as the age of protestant reformation and the Renaissance, contributing to his works.
William Shakespeare is easily the most influential writer throughout English history. Shakespeare was born in 1564, his father was a successful glove-maker. They were from Stratford-upon-Avon in England. Other than attending grammar school, Shakespeare otherwise had no other formal education. He soon got married, had three children, and ultimately left to pursue a career in London as a playwright and actor.
William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, and commonly known as the greatest writer in the English language. Shakespeare's work has made a lifelong impression on later theatre and literature. In particular, he expanded the dramatic potential of plot, language, and genre. Until Romeo and Juliet, for example, romance had not been viewed as a worthy topic for tragedy. His work also influenced later poetry, and inspired many painters.
In the twenty-first century, the plays of William Shakespeare may at first appear dated and irrelevant: they use archaic language, are set in the age of Kings and Queens, and the Kingdom of England. However, it would be plainly mistaken to construe that Shakespeare’s works do not still remain integral to a twenty-first century society. Shakespeare’s plays gave the words and expressions one uses every day, revolutionized the art of theater as it was known, and forewarned about issues that would unknowingly still apply centuries later. Therefore, Shakespeare has had a profound effect on our lives by enriching our language and culture, as well as providing ideas that would still apply five centuries later, and it would thus behoove us to learn from his works and life.
Regarded as arguably the greatest mind in literature, William Shakespeare spent much of his 52 years writing. Not only is he remembered as a master wordsmith, he also wrote as if he was running out of time. On top of writing poetry and making time for other pursuits, Shakespeare somehow managed to produce nearly forty plays in a span of 23 years. As if that is not enough, Shakespeare also reshaped the English language more to his liking, by creating nearly 1700 new words. A master of the theatre, Shakespeare did more than simply create plays, but truly captured the essence of the theatre.
Shakespeare uses literary devices to give each character their own unique personality and bring them to life. The Nurse’s flirtatious manner and the Friar’s sanguine and beguiling disposition are expressed by Shakespeare’s use of language. Modern writers, like Maya Angelou, still look towards Shakespeare for inspiration and imitate his writing style. Even though Shakespeare has long been dead, he is still alive through his works and influence on writers through the
Shakespeare has written many plays during his time, and all appear to have a certain re-occuring theme within them. During Shakespeare's time period, there was a very specific social norm held over certain areas within the society, these areas being: nobility, gender and various social statuses. Shakespeare often went against these social norms whilst writing his plays in a very “contrarian” manner. In regards to nobility, Shakespeare loved to create conflict between various households within his plays, or sometimes have a certain family of nobility become torn apart from the inside out (King Lear), all of which are usually sparked by a singular action produced by the main character. The way Shakespeare approached gender is perhaps his most well known writing quality.